The end of another diving season is here. I made my last dive for the season last weekend in 35 degree water in Lake Minnetonka. It’s a shame to end the season as I had 35 foot visibility!
It was another year of exploration and discovery with Maritime Heritage Minnesota, where I have been a volunteer for the past 9 years. We continue to dive on anomalies that were discovered during their side scan sonar survey of Lake Minnetonka from a couple of years ago.
My personal stats for the year:
- 87 dives completed
- 9 shipwrecks including the passenger vessel White Bear in Lake Minnetonka and the Fleetwing in Lake Michigan (Door County)
- 2 antique cars — the body from a Ford Model T touring car and a 1938 Ford Deluxe Roadster
- Water intakes, pipelines, and other artifacts in Lake Minnetonka
Most of these finds have been documented via video — search for my YouTube channel (K7ALE) to take a look.